While your dogs go ballistic if they get within 50 feet of a meatball, let alone if they’re asked to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in front of one, the titular pups in the first trailer for Disney+’s Lady and the Tramp remake, revealed Friday at D23, could not be classier. Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux voice the pampered pet and ownerless scamp, respectively, who, unlike Disney’s most recent remake, are actually played by live-action dogs, save for their CGI-manipulated mouths.
Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Sam Elliott, Benedict Wong, and Janelle Monáe, who is rerecording the original film’s classic Peggy Lee song “He’s a Tramp.” Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Aunt Sarah in the film and was also the moderator at the Lady and the Tramp panel at Disney’s D23 Friday, pointed out, “Most of our canine stars were rescues.” As if two dogs falling in love wasn’t sweet enough, Brown also revealed that she adopted one of the pups from the film: one of Lady’s on-screen doubles.
While you don’t see Lady and the Tramp accidentally spaghetti-kiss in the trailer above, it would be inconceivable for Disney not to re-create the most iconic moment from the 1955 animated original for its new film. We have the technology! We have the romantic ambiance! We clearly have the spaghetti! Lady and the Tramp bursts through the doggy dog onto Disney’s new streaming platform Disney+ on November 12.